Multiplying Pattern: Hot & Cold Murrini

May 10th - June 21st
Erica Rosenfeld |

This cross-studio course will focus on creating graphic and intricately patterned murrini and bars from sheet glass that cannot be achievable through furnace working alone. We will combine hot, warm and cold glassmaking techniques to create components to incorporate into 2D and 3D sculptural and functional works according to the direction that each student will want to take. We will also cover some cold working techniques to find solutions for finishing pieces.

There will be a strong emphasis on design, finding new applications for traditional techniques and team work. Students should be prepared to expand on their current body of work and to be open to challenging their rules of making. They are encouraged to bring sketchbooks and source materials relating to color, pattern and design.

What to Expect: Class will take place across several studios, so students will be informed weekly of the upcoming schedule by the instructor to plan their pieces throughout the class. Students will work on creating murrini in multiple ways, and can focus exclusively on creating multiple murrini, or work towards a finished piece. Murrini is a complex process, particularly hot shop pulls, so expect some failures alongside successes! Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page.

Eligibility: Some hot shop OR kiln experience required. This will aid in how we split up teams in the flat and hot shops. Open to ages 14 and up. 

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up any work made hot in the final week. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 7 Sessions: May 10 — June 21
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Erica Rosenfeld

Erica Rosenfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and has an art, design and teaching practice. Using glass, found objects, food and mixed media she creates sculptures, installations and performative works that investigate themes of fear, nostalgia, new growth, memory distortion and material association. She also has a limited edition line of glass jewelry. 

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